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More Snow Coming, Weather Advisory Expanded

By Potomac Local December 9, 2013 4:41 pm

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Slushy sidewalks and streets were left behind in Old Town Manassas after a winter ice storm moved across Northern Virginia on Dec. 9, 2013. [Photo: Daniel Foose]

Slushy sidewalks and streets were left behind in Old Town Manassas after a winter ice storm moved across Northern Virginia on Dec. 9, 2013. [Photo: Daniel Foose]

Things continue to change weather wise as the region is once again in for a blast from Old Man Winter.

A winter weather advisory will go into effect at 3 a.m. Tuesday and last until 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Snow, one to three inches of it, could fall in Stafford County – an area where there was no winter advisory issued earlier today.

Prince William County is set to pick up a bit more snow, anywhere from two to four inches of the white stuff.

Here’s more in from the National Weather Service:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 2 PM EST TUESDAY…

.REST OF THIS AFTERNOON…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 40. WEST WINDS

AROUND 5 MPH.

.TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW…SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN LIKELY

AFTER MIDNIGHT. LITTLE OR NO SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION. ICE

ACCUMULATION AROUND A TRACE. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTH WINDS

AROUND 5 MPH. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY…SNOW AND SLEET IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW IN

THE AFTERNOON. SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES. HIGHS

IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF

PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLEAR. COLD WITH LOWS AROUND 14. WEST WINDS

5 TO 10 MPH.

With this next batch of winter weather headed our way, those charged with keeping roads clear are back at work.

Here’s more in a press release from VDOT:

Beginning at 4 a.m. Tuesday, more than 1,200 trucks and plows will be working to keep roads passable in northern Virginia. Trucks will be pre-positioned in subdivisions and will begin plowing once two inches of snow have fallen.

In northern Virginia, VDOT has one snow removal program for high-volume roads such as Interstates 66, 95, 495, Routes 1, 7, 15, 28,50, Fairfax County Parkway, etc. and another for subdivisions. Crews work on high-volume roads and subdivisions concurrently. Within each of these programs, roads with highest traffic volumes are cleared first.

Residents can see the status of plowing in northern Virginia neighborhoods at www.vdotplows.org. Once it snows more than two inches, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William residents can enter their address and a color-coded map shows whether plowing is underway, completed, or not yet started in their neighborhood.

And then there’s the electricity situation. Thousands in Prince William and Stafford lost power during last night’s ice storm. Click here to see the latest number of outages.

 

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